When you go through paparazzi pictures, movie stills, and other scenes from Hollywood, you can always tell how recent those photos are by looking at actress’ eyebrows. If you see an actor with embarrassingly thin eyebrows, you can stand to bet that the picture is from the 90’s, when the pencil-thin look was worn by everyone from Drew Barrymore to Gwen Stefani. Only a decade before, thick, defined brows were popularized by Brooke Shields, and it’s taken until now for them re-emerge. Nowadays, social media and the silver screen are overtaken with the full brows of stars like Lilly Collins, Cara Delevingne, and the entire Kardashian clan. To be seen with over plucked and over waxed brows is the epitome of a beauty faux-pas.
Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as choosing to skip plucking in order to get the current look. For many women, they simply don’t have enough hair or the right kind of hair growth to make this work. Alopecia aerata is a disease that many people suffer from, and it causes hair to stop growing. Chemotherapy, the leading method of treating cancer, has the unfortunate side effect of causing hair loss. Meanwhile, some people are born naturally very fair, with nothing wrong with them other than the fact that they don’t fit into current beauty standards.
In the past, these individuals have used makeup to create the look they want, but this technique has never solved the issue properly. It requires daily reapplication, it takes a lot of time in order to make sure it’s applied evenly, and it stops these women from getting wet or going to the beach and hitting the waves.
Luckily, there’s a new and exciting enhancement to hit the beauty world. Microblading has taken the art of creating eyebrows to a totally new level. It’s a semi-permanent technique that relies on micro needles to deliver pigment in the shape of hair incisions. The best microblading school in the world teaches its technicians how to manually create these feather-like, three-dimensional “hairs”. Each hair is drawn with precision to create a natural look that follows a defined arch personalized for the individual’s face.
Though this world-leading innovation to the beauty world is a non-invasive procedure, it’s important that the person performing it has received the best training. Only someone with the appropriate skills and experience will be able to craft natural, thick brows that suit any face shape. Their training will also lead them to use pigments approved by the FDA, Health Canada, and the European Medical Agency (EMA).
Microblading can last up to 3 years with only small touch ups and colour refreshing. It’s a life changing addition to those who have avoided swimming, sweating, or even touching their faces in public. For anyone suffering from alopecia or side effects from prescription medication, this technique can help you create the brows you’ve always wanted with none of the downsides of makeup.